Black Dragon is MY Viewer, i decide which feature i want to add and which to remove, i share this Viewer to show the world that user base size is not important, i do rate quality by effort, thought and love put into the project, not some rough estimated numbers. I consider feature requests only if i you can name proper valid reasons i can agree on. It is my (unpaid) time i'm putting into this project, i'm not here to cater to every Joe's desires.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy new Year to all but me...

yea its again the end of a Year , this time it is 2011... it brought us a lot of good ....and a lot of bad things , but better not talk about the bad things...

As always i merged back and forth , tested , tried and fucked up my Viewer a lot of times , coming to the conclusion that its shit and i have to go back to the starting point , which leads me to that theres not much changed from PreRelease 1.02 to final 1.02 , all Major things were already included in 1.02 , but i dont want to come with empty paws so i´ve done atlast a few things here they are:

Tofu keeps playing with his SSAO and Shadows and i keep merging his stuff up to a certain point where he went backwards instead of forward , at this point shadows look the best with maxmimum quality and minimum shadow resolution , i´ve explained and shown that already in the final Release one that High equivs nearly Extreme (2.5x Resolution) Settings before Tofu´s changes , but thats not enough , he kept doing awesome stuff and thats where Multi-Level-Shadowing jumps in

as you can see , alpha objects will throw shadows aswell , full shadows from 0-20 transparency , half shadows from 21-70 and no shadows from 71 onwards

Bugfixes & Changes
as Silverdragon told me , group profile buttons vanish when hovering over them , that came from me not able to find a way to seperatly tell the Viewer that Friendlist etc has them and group chatter list has info button only , this is "fixed" now , i removed the profile button completly as it is useless anyway , you got 3 other ways to open his/her profile...Button , right click and inspector...

I´ve modified the IM Panel aswell ...again, this time the Namedisplay has been changed , from now on it will not show User Name (display.name) anymore , it will ONLY show User Name OR Display Name (when i figure out why both doesnt work anymore i will add that aswell) depending on if you enabled Display Names in IM found in Preferences - Viewer - UI Settings

Double Click TP Shortcut was fixed and a crash on logout with active notifications which some of you might have encountered without noticing

Well...and then there are 2 special things , number one is working Mesh Uploads! Thanks to Nicky Dasmijn
who made this possible (havnt tested yet, this is up to you for now)... Number 2 are the new Loadingscreens , i´ve thought long about adding the hide Progressscreen option , then i thought about reasons why people hide them? annoyance? boredom? probably both , now they arnt annoying anymore , instead they are HELPFULL! and they look cool too , have a look

and sometimes they even have a funny joke for you!

to close this post finally i´ve collected some... pics again for you to compare

Windlight (Left) and Deferred (Right)

the Download can be found as soon as it is uploaded here


Full Changelist:
-new Progressbarscreen with tips and pics (cycles through a few pics so there isnt always the same)
-working Mesh Uploads -fixed vanishing Group Icons (removed profile icon completly due to 3 already different ways to access profile...a 4. is not neccessenary)
-IM container doesnt show User and Display Name anymore , only one now depending on your settings
-CTRL + Shift + D for Double Click TP fixed
-Logout Crash caused by notifications left in sys tray

-better Linden Terrain texture quality from stock
-started some German translation in Preferences

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